The Circle & The Square


This morning before Abdul ambushed me, the UK crew spoke about how this show would probably never happen. The problem is that both sides are guilty. The argument goes like this; ATG: There's not enough money. We can't make the show. Investors: You promised to make all 20 episodes for this amount of money. Make it happen. …

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Still Nothing Happening?


Both Ray and Dominic Smithers were very unhappy yesterday. Ray still has no props or dressing and Ibrahim still has not given the go-ahead for Ray's man in Romania to make the weapons. And Dr Hattab (he runs a company that makes fibreglass products and we wanted him to make our shields, etc.) is not …

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Email To Ibrahim re UK CM


I sent the following email to Ibrahim this morning:- I have no problem with how ATG makes shoots if what we are making is a low-budget Bedouin drama. But we are not. This is supposed to be Jordan's and Qatar's - in fact, the Middle East's - biggest ever production and yet Talal insists on …

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Talal And Taybet Zaman


Today there was a storyboard meeting regarding "episode 12" between Simon Hunter (the director), Chris Richmond (the designer), Ahmed Al Baker (the series creator), Issam Husseini and Talal Al Awamleh. There may have been others there but it doesn't really matter.  It did not go well. This is supposed to be a $50 million series …

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